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Old 05-25-2016, 06:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First FHIA-21 Plantain flowering!

I got my first FHIA-21 Plantain flowering in a little more than a year (13 months)!...Just put out the flag leaf!...She is about 10 feet tall!.....


Thanks Keith for let me acquired my FHIA-21 Plantain!....Tall and beautiful FHIA-21 Plantain!....


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Old 05-25-2016, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I planted The FHIA-21 Plantain corm on April 15, 2015...





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Great job Hector! Congrats! I hope your FHIA-21 plantain bunch is big and heavy.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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An update of my FHIA-21 Plantain!.....Finally the FHIA-21 flower is coming down!...



There has been strong winds lately so I tightened up my FHIA-21 Plantain!...The FHIA-21 Plantain is a tall plantain variety......I don't want to lose her!....


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Your FHIA 21 is progressing well. Keep up the good work. May the bunch be big and the fingers many.
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An update of my FHIA-21 Plantain.....



The FHIA-21 Plantain flower has been swollen after positioning down!....look at the size of this thing!.....huge!.....just amazing!....





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Wow!! That thing is a giant!
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Amazing!.... any updates?

How many fingers were on that first hand, they look really long.


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The FHIA-21 Plantain flower has been swollen after positioning down!....look at the size of this thing!.....huge!.....just amazing!....





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Amazing!.... any updates?

How many fingers were on that first hand, they look really long.

Hi Keith!



An update of my FHIA-21 Plantain.....


First hand 12 plantain fingers....very long plantain fingers!....for me this one is a keeper!....


06/04/2016





The following day 06/05/2016 the FHIA-21 Plantain opened another 3 hands for a total of 4 hands right know!....hopefully more hands to come!....


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*****An update of my FHIA-21 Plantain*****



Nice FHIA-21 Plantain bunch!....only 5 hands but very long plantain fingers!...As Keith mentioned, fingers will get bruise quickly!....I had to cut the flag leaf....


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*****An Update*****


The FHIA-21 Plantain fingers are "positioning themselves and filling-in" fast, quickly!....big plantain fingers!....really nice plantain bunch!.....

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Old 10-26-2016, 11:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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My apologies for the late update!.....



FHIA-21 Plantain bunch harvested on August 23, 2016......Nice size for my first crop FHIA-21 Plantain!....


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That's a nice looking bunch Hector. Very well done.
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